World snooker final nightmare unfolds for Jak Jones as he's demolished in opening session

Jak Jones of Wales tries to gather his thoughts
Jak Jones of Wales tries to gather his thoughts -Credit:2024 Getty Images

Wales' Jak Jones first ever World Championship snooker final got off to the worst possible start as he was demolished 7-1 by Kyren Wilson in the opening session.

Jones' looked anxious and uncomfortable as he found himself on the biggest of stages following his remarkable run to the final from nowhere. He lost the opening seven frames, before managing to salvage the final frame of the session with a break of 65. That small victory was greeted by a huge cheer from the Crucible crowd in Sheffield.

BBC pundit Stephen Hendry said: "Kyren Wilson would have been very confident coming into today's final. But I don't think even he would have dreamed of this start. He's had virtually no resistance from his opponent.

"For the first time in this championship, the occasion has got to Jak Jones."

The second session begins at 7pm on Sunday night.

More to follow.